FM 10-63 Graves Registration 1945-01-15
"1. WHEN ORGANIZED, a. In time of war there will be organized a Graves Registration Service for the purpose of caring for deceased military personnel interred outside the continental limits of the United States. The Graves Registration Service personnel will also care for civilian, allied, and enemy dead when circumstances of war make this necessary.
b. The Quartermaster General, in addition to his other duties, is designated Chief, American Graves Registration Service and is charged with the formulation of policies for the operation of Graves Registration Services outside the continental limits of the United States, and is authorized to correspond direct with the chief of such Graves Registration Services on matters pertaining thereto.
c. The commanding general of each theater of operations or defense command outside the continental limits of the United States will organize a Graves Registration Service which will function as a part of the office of the quartermaster of the theater or defense command. He will issue the necessary instructions for his theater of operations or defense command. These instructions will conform to those included herein and in Section II, AR 30-1805."
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"Supersedes TM 10-630, 23 September 1941, including C1, 9 June 1942, and C2, 10 October 1942; Section IV, War Dept. circular no. 79, 1943; paragraph 15, War Dept. circular no. 373, 1944; TB 10-630-1, February 1944; and TB 10-630-2, 27 March, 1944."